Technician SupervisorLuis Garrido
Since I was a little child, I loved to go to the farm with my dad. I worked with the cows and rode my horse, and I always felt the love for the animals. When I finished high school, I went to Veterinary school in the Domnican Republic. This my career and I can't see working in any other profession. Love, Luis
My name is Lori Giovanelli and I have been a veterinary technician for 15 years. I have been a part of the VCA Imperial Point Animal Hospital family for 10 years. I have a great passion for animal medicine and enjoy working side by side with the doctors to help animals in need feel better and to stay healthy. I have 3 cats and 2 dogs. When I'm not working I'm with my daughter and furry kids. I enjoy spending my spare time with family and friends preferably outdoors.
Some of my values in life are integrity, compassion for others and maintaining a positive attitude all the time. My beliefs and values lead me to a role in the veterinary field. I want to perform and be as incredible as my pets "think" I am. Mastering my skills as a technician and eventually a Veterinarian will allow me to provide top quality care for those in need.
Hi my name is Shaina Lawson and I have been a technician for 22 years. I couldn't imagine doing anything else with my life. I love working everyday with animals and love being able to make a difference in their lives. It is so gratifying when I can help them when they aren't able to help themselves. Also, I love being able to educate and help pet parents understand their pets and how to keep them happy and healthy.
Hi my name is Sylvain Portal and I have been at VCA Imperial Point for over 10 years. I have a true love for what I do. I enjoy interacting with every client and their pets. I love being a part of the VCA family and being at a work place with such happy owner's and co-workers.
I started my career in the animal field a couple of years ago. I started bu doing sea turtle research while I was in undergrad at FAU. Moved on to doing an internship with twin orangutans for 2 years. I then volunteered at the Broward County Humane Society until 2 years ago when I started at VCA Imperial Point Animal Hospital. I have always known that I wanted to be in the animal field with the dream of going to veterinary school. There is a sense of joy that can't be given by anything other than an animal. The unconditional love that they can give is indescribable. I love what I do, as I am building to get to my dream. I have 3 dogs, Odin (French Bulldog), Rukia (Corgi mix), and Thor ( The Mut).
Hi there, my name is Craig Stephens. I am a veterinary technician here at VCA Imperial Point Animal Hospital. I have been working in this field for the last 29 years and was at VCA Academy Animal Hospital for 25 of those years. I love what I do and working with all of our clients. I am rewarded knowing I am instrumental in helping to keep your family members healthy and happy.
Veterinary AssistantMelissa Dicent
Nothing makes me happier than to be around animals. After many years of working in the corporate world, I finally pursued my dreams of working in the veterinary field. I recently completed my AS degree in Veterinary Technology and now I spend my days nursing animals, educating clients, and working with an incredible team to bring the best possible care to every animal that walks through our doors. Every day brings new challenges and looking into their big brown (or green, or blue) innocent eyes, I strive to do my best to make their visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.